The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” Vietnam opens tourism promotion office in South Korea Vietnam aims to pocket US$30 billion from tourism in 2019 The number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in 2018 hit 3.48 million, a surge of 44.3% from a year earlier, continuing the upward trend over the past years. South Korean visitors in Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are abuzz with Korean culture while beachside destinations like Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are tailored for Korean tastes, according to both domestic and foreign media. Reasons attributed to the surge in South Korean visitors are as follows. Firstly, geographical proximity. It takes average five hours to get to Vietnam from South Korea. The short distance is a favorable condition for young people who can save time to enjoy their vacation in the country of both modern and … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?
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The leader of one of South Korea's largest animal rights groups has been accused of secretly exterminating hundreds of rescued dogs - despite a declared no-kill policy - to ensure a continued stream of donations. South Korean attitudes on eating dogs are divided. While some consider them a delicacy, young Koreans typically reject the practice AFP/JIM WATSON South Korean attitudes on canines are divided - about one million dogs are eaten every year in the country, often as a summertime delicacy. But the tradition is declining as the nation increasingly embraces the idea of dogs as pets, with eating them now something of a taboo among young South Koreans. For years, Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE) has spearheaded campaigns to rescue canines from dogmeat farms across the country, accumulating some 23,000 members and around two billion won (US$1.8 million) in annual donations. South Korean President Moon Jae-in - who is a known animal lover with several dogs - … [Read more...] about Top South Korean animal rights group slammed for destroying dogs
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam defeated Malaysia 1-0 last weekend and 3-2 on aggregate to crown champions of AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 for the first time since winning ts first cup in 2008. Ambassador of South Korea to Vietnam Kim Do-hyon has congratulated Vietnam on winning the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 after a decade wait, partly thanks to the technical training by a tactician from the kimchi land. Ambassador of South Korea to Vietnam Kim Do-hyon speaks at the event on December 17. Photo: Minh Anh “Congratulations to Vietnam over the championship. The Vietnamese football team’s performance was so sensational,” the ambassador said at the “South Korean Entrepreneur CSR Night” in Hanoi on December 17. “Head coach Park Hang-seo has turned Vietnam and South Korea into a family. Some people say that Mr. Park Hang-seo is the South Korean ambassador here. I 100% agree,” Kim Do-hyon said in Vietnamese with a big smile. “I would like to see Vietnam … [Read more...] about South Korean envoy congratulates Vietnam over football win
By Vu Hoang  December 17, 2018 | 09:48 am GMT+7 South Korean president has congratulated Vietnam for AFF Cup victory. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy Korean President Moon Jae-in has congratulated Vietnam for winning football’s AFF Cup. "I would like to warmly congratulate the Vietnamese national football team led by coach Park Hang-seo," he said in a Facebook post Sunday. "Witnessing the sight of Vietnamese fans waving the Vietnamese and South Korean flags at the final yesterday, I feel the two nations have become closer friends through football." He also expressed joy that the team's victory was achieved by South Korean coach Park and the Vietnamese players, whom he had personally met during his visit to Vietnam last March. "I hope Vietnam and South Korea will continue to enhance this special friendship and open the door to a bright, prosperous future together." The AFF Suzuki Cup, a biennial football tournament, was played from November 8 to December 15 … [Read more...] about South Korean leader hails Vietnam AFF Cup victory
South Korean investors continue to show their enthusiasm for Vietnam through recent major deals with businesses in the country. South Korean investors are shifting their focus in Vietnam from direct investment to M&A deals, Photo: Le Toan South Korea’s eagerness to directly invest in Vietnam is nothing new. However, the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) wave between Korean and Vietnamese businesses only emerged in recent years, and is now growing from strength to strength. In just the last month, two major partnerships have been cemented. ASAM Asset Management bought VND200 billion ($8.85 million) of convertible bonds from Vietnamese textile manufacturer TNG Investment and Trading JSC. The new capital from ASAM will help TNG improve its financial health, invest more heavily in assembly lines, and seek customers shifting their production base away from China. According to industry insiders, ASAM has only been in Vietnam for five months, and this is the first major … [Read more...] about South Korean M&A wave rises